Nine years ago today at 1:51 p.m. I became both the luckiest and happiest person alive when I asked Heather Benecke if she would go out with me. I never could have imagined just how amazing the next nine years of my life would be--the trips that we would go on, the fun that we would have, the memories that we would make.
More important than that, though, I never could have imagined how amazing it would be to start a family with Heather. Timmy is my favorite little man in the whole world but if it weren't for Heather, he wouldn't be here, which makes HER th...e most important person in my life. Almost a decade later I am still awed by her intelligence, her empathy, her creativity, and her complete lack of understanding of just how incredible a woman she is.
I would not be the person that I am today if it weren't for Heather. She has taught me how to live not just in a better way but in a more fulfilling one. Through her example I have learned not to worry and stress about things that are beyond my control, to forgive repeatedly and never to hold grudges, not to take myself--or anything in life--so seriously, and, most importantly of all, with her I have laughed and lived more in these past nine years than most people will in a lifetime.
Happy Anniversary Heather--you are my soulmate, the love of my life, and the mother of my child. I love you now and forever--I could not ask for more!!!